Melaka Town Square

Melaka's old town square
The old town square of Melaka. You can click on the labels to jump to the information pages for each building

Malaysia's own 'Red Square', the rather triangular group of red-painted buildings was the center of town during the Dutch years. In its center is a large garden with the Tan Beng Swee Clock Tower, built in 1886 by a well-to-do Straits Chinese, at one end. In the center of the garden is a large fountain carved from red English marble. It was built in 1901 to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee.

Around the landscaped square are the important buildings of the Dutch colonial administration. The Stadthuys was home to the Dutch administration, while Christ Church was its religious center. The building next to Christ Church now houses two museums: the Malaysian Youth Museum and the Art Gallery.